10th Annual Rum Renaissance Festival comes to Broward

Rum Renaissance Festival

The largest rum festival in the world has a new home in Fort Lauderdale this year as the tenth annual Rum Renaissance Festival is scheduled for  Saturday June 9 and Sunday June 10, 2018 at the Broward County Convention Center.  The festival attracts rum experts, professionals and enthusiasts from more than 30 countries for a fabulous weekend of rum discovery.  Ticket-holders benefit from unlimited sampling of hundreds of fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond, celebrity rum seminars, live entertainment and more! Food will be available for purchase.  A VIP Tasting Bar for the most serious rum fanatics to taste rare and limited edition rums for a small extra fee. VIPs will have a lounge sponsored by the Ritz Carlton Rum Bar with small food samplings to go with sample cocktails.  The event activities will be rounded out with master classes and seminars presented by rum luminaries and key influencers.

New Location for 2018

The move from Miami-Dade County to Broward County offers a more convenient centralized location for residents of the eighth-most populated metropolitan area in the nation, currently surpassing six million people. South Florida is the number one rum market in the world. It’s also the gateway to the Caribbean, Central and South American regions, where more than 90% of the rum available in the United States is produced. The host hotel is the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina, located right on the water next to the convention center, with discounted room rates starting at $119 a night. Reserve online now to assure your reservation.

RumXP Tasting Competition and Awards

The International Rum Expert Panel judges will be on hand to announce the winners of their annual RumXP Tasting Competition and present these esteemed awards.

Rum Renaissance Seminars

Two seminar classrooms at the Grand Tasting Event can accommodate about 80 participants each. Reserved seating is available for $20 at the festival, or $15 in advance. The complete seminar and master class schedule is available online at http://www.rumrenaissance.com/seminars/

Live Entertainment

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General admission tickets may be purchased online and include admission between 2pm and 7pm, more than 200 rums to sample and live entertainment.  Buy online now: www.rumrenaissance.com/tickets or call 877-855-3378.

  • 1 Day General Admission tickets $50 (early bird) or $75 after June 1st
  • 2 Day General Admission tickets $80 (early bird) or $150 after June 1st
  • VIP 1 Day pass includes 1 hour earlier admission,  two seminar admission tickets, five $5 VIP tasting coupons,  $75 advance, $100 after June 1st
  • VIP 2 Day pass includes 1 Day Pass for both days,  $120 advance, $200 after June 1s

For more info visit: www.rumrenaissance.com


Date(s) - 06/09/2018 - 06/10/2018
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Broward County Convention Center